Oct 25, 2012 7:00pm EDT
right now. >> doug, let me pick up on something hogan mentioned, which is the women vote and talk about colorado specifically where we're in a dead heat, 48-48. it was the case that suburban women in colorado last month, the president was ahead by 18 points. he's now only ahead by three. is the obama campaign worried, seriously, about that? or not? >> well, they're certainly making an investment of time and money and effort on the women vote, for sure. but essentially we're talking about people who are undecided. and you would expect more of the undecided vote to break toward a challenge or not toward the candidate who they already know. and i know the campaign expected this sort of tightening. and the -- these states, as you said, are more crucial to the candidate who loses ohio, if the president keeps his lead there, does well in ohio, romney really has to bring these states home. and i think one thing that this points to, the tightening in these two states and other battle grounds, we're really talking about the ground game now. which side is really going to do a better job getting o
Oct 12, 2012 7:00pm EDT
really spur the romney ryan growth? bring in our guests to find out whether it's true. doug holtz eakin and zandy. forget the loophole. you would see the top rate go down to 38%. that's not really, certainly not a drop like jfk did or reagan did. can 35 to 28 really spark real gdp growth? >> i would agree we're in a different world, a better world. the thing they have in common is that these are permanent tax reforms. permanent changes have a much bigger impact than do temporary targeted changes. makes sense. you get a tax cut per day, wouldn't make much of a difference. the te search also forced that notion. as a permanent change that illuminates uncertainties about the taxes. the second piece, there's this complexity that causes people to waste money with tax planning, lawyers. it leads you to waste business decisions on the base of taxes. it erodes the faith in the tax system. i think the combination of the permanence and getting businesses to focus are big for growth. >> i understand your point. i think that's a fair point, but mark, let me ask you, is it fair for paul ryan to
Oct 4, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. great to see both of you. appreciate it. doug, let me start with you. this stood out to me last night that independent voters liked that when he talked about cutting tacks for the middle class. obviously the obama administration takes issue with it and says it isn't true. do you think this could be enough, if mitt romney could make the case for him to win the election? >> i think it's a very important point. remember why he wants to have the tax reform he wants. it's to make sure that the united states grows better than we've seen in the past four years. and what mr. romney is trying to say is, look, we have all these people out of work. we have all these people with jobs whose incomes are not growing. let's lower rates, broaden the base, be respectful of the middle class and the deficit by but have a better tax policy in place. it's good positions for him. the president can't even get the first step right. instead of lowering rates and broadening the base, he is insisting on raising taxes. that's a bit of a tough sell right now. it was the same president who, in 2010, said we c
Oct 12, 2012 8:00pm PDT
guests and find out it's true. doug and mark, great to see both of you. doug, the romney/ryan plan will reduce rates like 20%. let's forget the lool hope for a moment. see the top rate go down from 35% to 28%. that's certainly not a drop, like jfk did or romney did. can 35 to 28 spark real gdp growth? >> i think we're in a very different world and quite frankly a better world. the feature they have in common, often not appreciated, these are permanent tax reforms, and they have much bigger impacts. it makes sense. a tax cut for a day, you wouldn't do much. and it would change a lot of things, the research supports that notion, an important part of this, a tax reform, permanent change that eliminates the changes. and it reduces complexity. complexity causes people to, a, waste money with tax planning and lawyers and leads to you waste business decisions on the basis of taxes, not business fundamentals and erodes faye faith in the tax system. and the combination of personal nens and getting businesses to focus on the bottom line are very big impetus for growth. >> i understand your point.